This evening, you have the opportunity to witness a kaleidoscope of a performance, which plays with present, in the moment performance as well as new techniques in presenting and performing art on the Internet. The event is K-PST’s RE:COMPOSITION, a showcase of four performances dedicated to Angeleno John Cage, happening tonight and tomorrow evening at SCI-arc. Now, yes, this all sounds a little bit confusing as to what exactly is going on but–thankfully–the curatorial team of RE:COMPOSITION sent us a quick note with photos from K-PST’s San Francisco presentation, previewing (and explaining) what to expect tonight and tomorrow.
Headed by Julie Lazar, a founding curator of MOCA and someone who knew and worked with Cage, the event will feature four performances. These performances will not include anything actually by Cage himself, but will all differ greatly from each other and will all approach performance in a unique fashion. The first, seen above, is a collaboration between JD Beltran with Marc Barrite. Beltran created a short film inspired by the Visual Music movement and, when screened, Barrite (who is the one in the picture) creates a live, always changing soundtrack. The piece is entitled Evolution.
Above is a look at Sandro Dukic’s performance, which is in homage to Nan Hoover, an artist who was a teacher and mentor to him (and also is included in Long Beach Museum of Art’s Exchange and Evolution). The piece is entitled Still Movement: Homage to Nan Hoover and looks pretty rad (although we have no idea what he’s actually doing: it just looks really cool).
Bar Hopping is a collaboration between Joan Jeanrenaud of the Kronos Quartet and Paul de Jong. The two are both cellists who created both a composition (that is performed live) and film (that is screened with the composition) together. However, they’ve never met or spent time together until these performances. Talk about performance anxiety!
Lastly, poets Joan Reallack along with Michael Ives will be performing a lecture inspired by John Cage. The piece is I N T E R R U P T U S.
Now, if you still aren’t catching what is going on, check out videos, more photos, and interviews from the artists on their pieces here. And, if you *still* can’t quite grasp things, you should give the performance a watch this evening, which will be streaming live online at Dublab (and eventually archived for everyone’s reference on K-PST.org.